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Augusta teen accused of armed robbery

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 12:18 AM
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A 17-year-old has been accused of armed robbery after police say he held an Augusta man at gunpoint Tuesday morning.

Jaquan Sheppard  RICHMOND COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
RICHMOND COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Jaquan Sheppard

Jaquan Kaleen Sheppard, of Augusta, has been charged with armed robbery for his role in the incident, according to Richmond County jail records.

Around 6:40 a.m., Richmond County sheriff’s deputies were called to the 2100 block of B Street and met with Johnny Garnett, 64, who told police that he had just stepped outside of his apartment when he was approached by a green Nissan sedan occupied by three black males, according to an incident report.

A passenger asked Garnett if he had change for a $20 bill. Garnett said he didn’t, and the car continued westbound toward Milledge Road before turning back around.

One of the passengers, described as a younger black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and orange shorts, exited the vehicle and brandished a silver revolver, threatening to shoot Garnett if he didn’t “give it up.”

Garnett handed the suspect his wallet containing $50 and two debit cards. The vehicle then sped off toward Wood Street.

Sheppard was identified by a neighbor, who knew his grandmother and recognized him as he committed the robbery.

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IBeDogGone
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IBeDogGone 06/04/14 - 05:29 am
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ORANGE SHORTS

He now has an ORANGE shirt to go with his shorts!

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 06/04/14 - 06:37 am
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I'd like to thank the

I'd like to thank the neighbor for stepping up and identifying the thug so that he could be apprehended. If that had not been done, that neighbor could've easily have been the next person to be robbed.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 06/04/14 - 10:14 am
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Well done

You got a real nice future going for yourself there, son.
Better wise up before it's too late.

dickworth1
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dickworth1 06/04/14 - 07:06 am
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Think
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What would all the comments be if this victim had shot and kill this young man? These criminals that just assume they can do what they want to do need to understand what they do to their families and friends. This is not the way to go in life and your buddies are laughing at you because they are at home and probably planning another robbery today. Young people quit doing stupid things and think for yourself, it is you that will pay the price when you get caught and you will get caught!

corgimom
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corgimom 06/04/14 - 07:06 am
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When you commit armed

When you commit armed robbery- which is just a little bit of luck away from murder- at 17, where do you go from there?

Pops
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Pops 06/04/14 - 07:46 am
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He'll be back on the

streets within the year.......he has access to firearms.......we will be seeing more problems from young Mr. Sheppard.

edcushman
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edcushman 06/04/14 - 08:23 am
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"When you commit armed
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"When you commit armed robbery- which is just a little bit of luck away from murder- at 17, where do you go from there?"
This is only going to get worse as more & more black kids drop out of school and cannot even come close to finding a job. Thanks Great Society,liberals, democrats and black leaders you have created this mess.

AFjoe
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AFjoe 06/04/14 - 09:49 am
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Give him a break...

I'm sure that now he has been caught, he promises not to do it again. I'm sure his moma will tell everyone he is a good kid. He is a victim of his enviornment. He is a victim of the educational system. He is a victim of influence of older kids. He is a victim because now some folks are going to call him a "thug". He is a victim of getting up early and not have a good breakfast, thus not thinking clearly. He is a victim because the "old man" had money and he wanted it. He is a victim because he was born in the good for nothing USA. Face the facts...this guy is a victim.

my.voice
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my.voice 06/04/14 - 10:13 am
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Better amputate his trigger

Better amputate his trigger fingers now or we will see him again under much more dire circumstances.

jimmymac
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jimmymac 06/04/14 - 11:02 am
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PUNK
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This punk will be out on the streets before you can blink an eye. If he goes to adult court he'll be afforded 1st time offender status and do no time. If he goes to juvi they'll make him eat cake and ice cream for his punishment. The courts are run by liberals who never saw a thug that couldn't be rehabilitated. Small wonder why there's so many multiple offenders.

Eos
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Eos 06/04/14 - 12:30 pm
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Neighbor Saved the Day

A big "Thank you" to the neighbor for stepping out and identifying this guy. We need more folks like you!

The_other_guy
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The_other_guy 06/04/14 - 12:52 pm
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So many negative comments

So many negative comments added to an already negative act. Don't understand the reasoning behind that. But we should give a thank you to the neighbor for stepping up.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 06/04/14 - 01:03 pm
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younger black male wearing a

younger black male wearing a black "hooded" sweatshirt

I was dying in shorts and tshirt. If you see the above description, RUN!!!

Darby
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Darby 06/04/14 - 03:43 pm
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"Better wise up before it's too late."

It IS TOO LATE!

Betting this one drops the hammer on someone before his 21st birthday.

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 06/04/14 - 08:42 pm
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This breaks my heart

Sheriff Roundtree - please coral these children into your fold. They can be saved - everyone is so worried about the dog pound - we should be worried about the children

KSL
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KSL 06/04/14 - 09:44 pm
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Do you really think they can

Do you really think they can be saved, given the freebies that allow women not to develop an ongoing relationship with father(s) of their children, the state of education in this country, the attempt to cause class warfare, on ahd on?

dichotomy
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dichotomy 06/04/14 - 11:11 pm
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I'd rather invest in the dog

I'd rather invest in the dog pound. At least the dogs would be grateful and probably show affection and loyalty.

An armed robber, no matter what age, is just a future murderer who just hasn't worked up the courage, or adrenaline, to pull the trigger yet. We need to execute these little knotheads just as fast as possible.

The Mick
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The Mick 06/05/14 - 07:06 am
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Man he looks scared in that

Man he looks scared in that mug shot. Probably gonna get a little time for this little boy. Watch your six!

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 06/05/14 - 07:55 pm
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So sad

:( All the little black boys are going to go to prison - if they knew they will probably will be raped time and time and time again - maybe they wouldn't go down this path

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